Tiger

Tiger

Inspiration On one hand, I am NOT confident that I will be able to paint this month (or perhaps ever again), on the other hand, I’m thinking about what I’d like to do this month. It’s “share strengths” month, so I searched for strongest animals. I’m cross-referencing...
Hummingbird nest

Hummingbird nest

Last month, I imagined a nest of connections. This month, I decided to paint a nest. After all, eggs are fragile things and need to be protected. I found this webpage, with a photo of a rufeous hummingbird nest. (Here is a video of a hummingbird building a nest.)...
blue bunnies – on dealing with failure

blue bunnies – on dealing with failure

Inspiration It began with a web search for “animals social connection.” That took me to a web page featuring nine animals that can connect with humans. I liked the idea of painting some rabbits. Rabbits are very sociable animals in general, living in large...
Fuchsia flower

Fuchsia flower

Inspiration Its joy month, and I spent some time searching for plants with the word “joy” in the name. On a page about floor names, I happened upon this picture of fuchsias. https://pixfeeds.com/images/flowers/1280-140254657-fuchsia.jpg I immediately remembered the...
Bornean orangutan

Bornean orangutan

Collaboration with Cynthia Simms Inspiration I was looking for an endangered animal to paint. I watched a video of the most endangered species and (coming in at number 10) happened upon this species of orangutan. Their gentle, thoughtful faces attracted me. I am...